CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's swimming and diving team is ready for its final home meet of the season and the annual contest vs. Yale and Princeton. The H-Y-P meet is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. and noon, respectively. Both days will air on ESPN+.
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- Harvard comes into H-Y-P nationally ranked in the most recent TYR Top 25 Poll. The Crimson is tied for 25th with Auburn and it marks the third time this season the program has appeared in the poll. Harvard has been either ranked or received votes in all five editions of the 2018-19 poll.
- The Crimson is 6-1 overall and undefeated in five Ivy League outings. Harvard is looking to complete its third consecutive unblemished conference campaign. Since 2012-13, the Crimson has won 44 of the last 45 Ivy meetings, including the last 17.
- Harvard leads the all-time series with Yale (4-2; 2-2 Ivy), 45-39, and has won 26 consecutive head-to-head meetings.
- The Crimson owns a slight edge in the all-time series with Princeton (7-0; 4-0 Ivy), boasting a 41-38 record. Harvard has won four of the last five meets vs. the Tigers, including last season's 250-103 victory.
- Harvard recorded the second-highest fall semester GPA in Division I men's swimming and diving, and was recognized for the feat by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The Crimson earned CSCAA Scholar All-America Team honors for its 3.63 GPA in the fall. The effort equaled the program's best GPA since data was recorded, which dates back to the 2010-11 academic year.
- Free Harvard hats courtesy of the Harvard Shop will be given out to those in attendance on Saturday, Feb. 2. Start time on Saturday is 6 p.m.
At The Helm
Kevin Tyrrell is in his sixth season as The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving. Tyrell helped the Crimson to wins over Brown and Penn in its last Ivy League clashes, which ran his all-time coaching record to 37-1 vs. Ivy competition. Harvard, meanwhile, is 49-4 in dual meets under his direction.
Harvard will prepare for the Ivy League Championships, which are slated for Feb. 27-March 1, in Providence, R.I.